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After Early Exit, Ginebra Coach Jeffrey Cariaso Looking For Players Who Can Score And Defend
Rey Joble, InterAksyon.com, Thursday, 19-Jun-2014

After winning three straight titles as an assistant coach for the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers, Jeffrey Cariaso saw his first tournament as a head coach come to an early end after his Barangay Ginebra San Miguel squad was knocked out of the PLDT Home Telpad Governors’ Cup on Wednesday by Alaska.

Moments after the Gin Kings’ season came to an end, Cariaso already had an idea of how to address the team’s problems.

“I need someone, honestly, a couple more two-way players,” Cariaso told InterAksyon.com.

The former PBA Rookie of the Year already has an idea of what kind of mold for the Gin Kings’ next acquisitions.

“Guys who are maybe like me,” Cariaso said in jest. “Maybe I’ll come out of retirement.”

As a player, Cariaso held his own on the offensive end while carving a reputation as an intense defender.

Turning serious, Cariaso noted the need for players who can make at impact on both ends of the court.

“Majority of the players can score, but the bottom of it, I need them to play on the other side,” said Cariaso.

“Honestly, having two-way players is how basketball is played now. You need guys who are two ways, who can be fierce and aggressive on defense, but at the same time very, very aggressive and be able to score and have the skills on offense. That’s what I’m trying to develop.”

Cariaso assured, however, that the changes won’t necessarily mean a big overhaul of the Gin Kings’ lineup.

“Pretty much it won’t be a drastic change. Kung mayroon man, only a few,” said Cariaso.

“Every time there’s an offseason and mahaba yung pahinga, and then there’s a draft, there’s always an option or a possibility of acquiring one or two key players. Yes, it should happen. We’re really excited about James (Forrester) coming back. I think I have five players who are expiring so I have to handle that.”

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antipolo city, 12-Jul-2014 05:05:22 PM, #3
sana makuha ni coach jef cariaso c abueva to ellis and baracael to sean anthony this is the rignt puzzle to a champion team this october season and kevin alas makuha nila s draft may puso yung bata fit s kanila yun.tayo naman ang mag granslam next season,laban bgsm puso
antipolo city, 12-Jul-2014 04:57:07 PM, #3
mas maganda e trade nalang nang bgsm c baracael for sean anthony and ellis for calvin abueva ito yung player na may puso s game handang magpakamatay s kanilang team and makuha nila c kevin alas s draft palaban>see u guys s october>
nasugbu, 09-Jul-2014 11:23:51 AM, #1
Sa dami ng fans ng ginebra SWAK na SWAK ang run and gun, Dun sila mgiging aggressive,, wag Puro triangle.. or 1st unit triangle 2nd unit r n g
QC, 09-Jul-2014 07:34:38 AM, #5838
Actually mas gusto ko nga sanang si Anthony ang nakuha kaysa kay Yeo dahil loaded na tayo sa guard at kulang naman sa forward position.
Quezon City, 06-Jul-2014 11:35:43 AM, #3
Trade Baracael to Sean Anthony Ababou to RJ Hazul of Alaska


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